Allahabad High Court denies hearing letter plea over Demolition Of Javed Mohammad's House In Prayagraj

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The Allahabad High Court has refused to hear the letter petition filed by few advocates over the demolition of the house of one Javed Mohammad, the alleged mastermind of the Prayagraj violence of June 10. Advocate KK Roy, one of the petitioner advocates, told Lawbeat that the court suggested them to file a regular petition instead.

The letter plea had urged the Chief Justice to direct the Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) to place all the documents showing ownership of the bulldozed house and the alleged earlier notices issued in the name of Javed. 

The lawyers had also demanded reconstruction of the house and heavy compensation to Fatima and her children for the embarrassment & harassment felt by them. 

The letter stated that the home belonged to Parveen Fatima, Javed's wife, who had received it as a gift from her parents prior to their marriage. Javed Mohammad was detained on June 10, and the PDA proceeded to bulldoze his home, aftter pasting a notice on June 11 on house's wall, the letter added.

The demolition is the last resort of the officers against illegal construction and before that there are provisions for compounding of the illegal construction, its sealing and confiscation, the letter read. 

The lawyers had alleged that the demolition done by the Prayagraj Development Authority is against the provision of the UP Urban Planning and Development Act, 1973 and violative of Articles 14 & 21 of the Constitution of India.